Wall Street’s bonus season is here, and so seasoned veterans and top players will be taking home gigantic paydays.But finance isn’t the only way you can make a ton of dough by shuffling money around.
Despite efforts to tamp down on it, there’s still a thriving world of young, online poker studs making a killing, weighing the odds, making bold bets, and never leaving the house.
There’s a good chance they’re making way more money than you.
We’ve gone through and founds some of the big winners.
Lifetime winnings: $562,372
Zachary dropped out of Penn State to play online poker professionally.
'I got this sick ring. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.' (After a win.)
Handles: ImaLuckSac, Wu_Wizard
Lifetime winnings: $1,300,981
'The day I was born I broke a record for the biggest baby born in my county that year. A whopping 11 pounds 7 ounces. Some may have shrugged off such a feat. However, it is clear now that it was foreshadowing of things to come.' (From Kevin's myspace page)
Lifetime winnings: $1,437,288
Anchor: 'I think the closing party is just about to get started - you going to be over there?'
Brandon: 'Yeah, I'll be over there.'
Handle: SirSands, Doc Sands
Lifetime winnings: $1,646,855
'I knew my stack would hurt him, and I also felt that he expected me to four-bet or fold. I feel my flat represented a lot of strength, which ultimately enabled me to win the pot with what was almost certainly the worst hand.' (After a win. Read a full interview with David.)
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Handles: gibler321, this is punny, Rikish
Lifetime winnings: $2,767,423
He became the youngest ever winner of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. He took home $2.2 million that day. (More about Harrison.)
'I feel like a young rock star,' he said after winning.
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Handles: CONVIVIALGUY, Shenk0, Jovial Gent, timosy...
Lifetime Winnings: $6,182,462
Yevgeniy won the World Championship Of Online Poker in 2009.
'Things just went my way,' he said after one victory. 'I'm really happy for that. The final table was extremely tough. All of the guys at the table could play, so I didn't expect to win, but hoped I would and it worked out.'
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